About the blog
VeloVoices is a blog for cycling fans, written by cycling fans. We may speak with different voices and have different opinions, but we all share the same passion for the sport.
What makes us different is that this blog is about sharing both our personal experiences and viewpoints. Whether it is exclusive interviews with those who participate in or are involved with the sport, or articulating our passion and thinking about the latest events and issues, we aim to tell it the way we see it. No political agendas, no PR spin, no jaded cynicism – just straight-up, honest opinion.
We focus on men’s road racing, including:
- Regular columns & features – From podcasts to photography, from tactical analysis to reviewing the tweets of the week, we look at the world of cycling and cyclists from every possible angle.
- Race analysis – From the Tour de France to the Tour Down Under, we look at who did what, how and why.
- Multimedia – We scour the web for the best multimedia content, from YouTube videos to the finest cycling photographers, both established and up-and-comers. And because we are VeloVoices, there’s also our regular podcast, so you can hear what the people behind the words sound like too.
- Whatever else appeals to us (and our readers) from a fan’s perspective.
Above all, this blog is about our passion for cycling. We fervently believe it is the ultimate sport in terms of combining teamwork and individual ability, speed and stamina, perspiration and inspiration. In short, we love the sport. And we hope this blog entertains and informs you so that you love it a little bit more too.
Tim is a long-suffering Arsenal fan, father of three and insomniac blogger. He likes nothing better than the hurly-burly of a good bunch sprint. In particular, he loves Mark Cavendish (but not in a homo-erotic way) and isn’t afraid to admit he shed a tear when Cav won BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Follow Tim on Twitter @timliew or on his other blogs, Slouching Towards Thatcham and Slouching towards TV.
Kathi is a rabid cycling fan who regularly scares her neighbours by screaming at the television set during races – when she isn’t wrestling people out of her way on the barricades. She loves cyclists who are gracious in victory and defeat, who ride aggressively to win even if that causes them to lose, and who show that all-important panache. Need she say that Fabian Cancellara is her favourite cyclist? Kathi shoots her mouth off about cycling as @kittyfondue.
Jack is a cycling fanatic, and very much a Belgophile, with a great love for all things Philippe Gilbert. He has an instant love for anyone who wears the black, yellow and red tricolour, as long as it isn’t Stijn Devolder. His favourite team is FDJ, and without doubt his favourite race is Paris-Roubaix.
Panache is a mediocre masters racer but an unbelievably talented cycling fan. He doesn’t race like a pro, but he sure looks like one. He likes white saddles, white bar tape, shorter bibs and perfect sock height. It’s fair to say he has a man crush on Johnny Hoogerland, Jeremy Roy and Sylvain Chavanel. Some people call him Chris. You can find Panache’s snarky, 140-character ramblings on Twitter @Kiss_my_Panache.
Sheree’s love affair with cycling started during the 2004 Tour de France and has continued to grow unabated with each passing season. Her favourite riders are those who weigh more than her and the unsung heroes of the peloton. You can read all about her life on the Cote d’Azur at www.viewfromtheback.com.
Ant once said that following a race on Twitter with VeloVoices is like watching with your mates in the pub. That longing for the pub is why he’s a hopeless cyclist but a passionate fan, prone to overexcitement and the occasional rant. He may not always be right and he’s always happy to be proven wrong, so don’t take him too seriously. Likes panache, flair and attacking style but dislikes Contador (I can’t work it out either!) Tweets as @AntBeal.
Midge is a born again cycling fan and a new convert to balancing precariously on two wheels herself. She is happiest in the spring when the cobbles appear, but appreciates attacking flair and passionate riding on any parcours. It’s fair to say her excitement levels in a race are directly proportional to the number of Danish riders present. Tweets as @pariswheels.
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